Big Bad Bells

Soundtrack three has big bells ringing out as the holes in the ground pass the character walking down the road.  The soundtrack is a soundscape of a military funeral and when trying to find the last thing that would bring some variation, someone suggested “when the bell tolls”.  The bell is actually the bell from a microwave which has been pitch shifted down 33 semitones.  This might seem really drastic, to drop it more than two octaves, but I just kept needing the sound to be lower and lower than it was to get the desired effect.  Once it was at the correct pitch I added the EQ in.

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When you hear this bell in isolation, I will play the original bell first followed by the pitch shifted bell, and again and again, heard here:

Later in the track we see a different looking hole bypass the character in the animation.  To keep in the theme of the bells representing these holes, I did the same bell seen above, but in reverse.  You can see three in a row here.

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You can hear these three reverse bells together here:


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